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ATV Clothing Selection: Casual Vs. Pro Gear

(Updated: April 21st, 2022)

There are a few important topics you might be thinking about for an upcoming ATV tour, and one of these will definitely be what to wear. Are you okay wearing normal, casual clothing, or do you need professional or specialty gear for your ride? 

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, we provide all safety gear and necessary equipment for our Zion National Park ATV tours, and we’re also happy to make basic recommendations about what to wear from a basic clothing perspective. The answers to client questions here vary, however — we offer programs where you can drive your own ATV, but also those where you’ll just be a passenger, and some people’s choice of clothing will change based on which position they’re in, or on other factors. This two-part blog series will go over some essentials, from the kinds of things you can and should wear for your ATV ride to those that should not be worn in any circumstances.

Casual, Standard Clothing

For many people, especially ATV passengers (but also many drivers), it’s completely acceptable to wear standard, casual clothing when participating on an ATV tour. This might include jeans, shorts, a t-shirt or blouse, and sneakers or other sturdy shoes.

If you’re choosing to dress in this way, make sure you’re comfortable with being active and potentially getting dirty — ATVing is definitely not like a leisurely walk through the park. And if you know you’ll be traveling at high speeds (this isn’t the case on our tours, but can be in other ATV situations), we recommend at least considering certain specialty items like a chest protector, which we’ll discuss later.

Specialty, Professional Clothing

On the other hand, if you’re a driver for an ATV tour, there are some items you may want to have with you in order to be safe and comfortable. First and foremost amongst these is professional clothing that’s specific to ATV driving. This might include things like riding pants, a riding jacket, gloves, boots, and a helmet.

Chest protectors are also highly recommended for drivers, as they can help to prevent injury in the event of a fall or collision. And finally, sunglasses and sunscreen are always important when spending time outside in the sun.

Now, there is no rule whatsoever that you have to completely outfit yourself with these products. Maybe you’re just looking for some quality riding pants that will keep your normal jeans from getting ripped up on the tour. Or you have a sturdy pair of shoes you want to bring along as an extra layer against the possibility of cold weather. That’s perfectly okay, and our staff will be more than happy to help you with whatever you need.

In part two of our series, we’ll look into another important area: Things NOT to wear on your ATV ride under any circumstances.

For more on this, or to learn about our beautiful ATV tours of Zion National Park, speak to the team at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours today.

 
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Utah ATV Ride Safety: Weather, Maintenance, Local Regulations

(Updated: April 21st, 2022)

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over a few of the primary safety themes and concepts that should be maintained for any ATV or UTV ride. Whether you’re the driver or passenger on such a ride, observing proper precautions is vital for protecting everyone’s safety and avoiding accidents or hazards. 

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, safety is our absolute top priority for UTV and side-by-side tours of Zion National Park and other beautiful parts of Southern Utah. We provide a full stock of safety equipment for every single one of our clients, plus engage in a number of additional safety practices and precautions to keep everyone safe at all times, including the presence of experienced guides on all tours. Here are some other major areas we keep in mind for ride safety, and which we recommend our clients be aware of as well.

Checking the Weather

One consistent theme within all our UTV tours and related safety advice is the importance of checking the weather conditions before venturing out. Weather can change quickly and unexpectedly in Southern Utah, so always be sure to check the forecast and dress appropriately.

Even if it looks like a clear day when you set out, rain or flash flooding can occur without warning. Higher elevations are also more susceptible to sudden temperature changes, so always bring along a jacket, even on a warm day.

This is one area where the presence of expert guides really comes in handy. Our guides are constantly monitoring the weather and can provide invaluable insights on what to expect during your tour, plus know how to spot the signs of incoming storms or other adverse weather that may require changing plans on-the-fly during a tour to keep everyone safe.

Equipment & Vehicle Maintenance

Another critical factor for safe UTV riding is ensuring that all equipment and vehicles are properly maintained. This includes checking tire pressure, engine oil levels, and other key indicators before heading out.

If you’re driving the UTV yourself, it’s important to be familiar with how it works and know how to safely operate all its features. It’s also essential to follow the weight limits for each vehicle, as exceeding them can lead to equipment damage or failure.

Once again, these are all areas we attend to meticulously at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours. Our UTVs are regularly serviced and inspected, and we have a full staff of mechanics who are constantly on the lookout for potential problems.

Laws and Regulations

Finally, it’s important to be aware of the laws and regulations governing UTV riding in the area where you’re touring. There may be different requirements depending on the park or area you’re visiting, so it’s crucial to know what they are and adhere to them at all times.

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, we take pride in our compliance with all park regulations, and our experienced guides are well-versed in the specific laws governing UTV tours in each area. For our tours of Zion National Park, for instance, we abide by park regulations by only traveling along park boundaries, ensuring not only safety, but also that we don’t disturb the natural ecosystem in this wonderful location.

For more on maintaining safety during any ATV or UTV ride, or to learn about our tours of Zion National Park or other parts of Southern Utah, contact the pros at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours today.

 
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ATV Ride Safety: Age, Safety Equipment, Food and Water

(Updated: April 21st, 2022)

For any kind of UTV adventure, whether you’re the driver or a passenger, safety is a vital topic. From important equipment to several basic practices for driving and operating these vehicles, there are a few vital areas to look at before taking part in any UTV ride. 

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, we’re happy to offer a huge range of UTV tours around Zion National Park, allowing our clients to spend hours enjoying some of the most amazing sights in southern Utah. Safety is an area we hit hard for each and every one of our clients, whether they’re driving or sitting in the passenger seat. Here are some top areas to keep in mind, which we’ll discuss in this two-part blog series.

Age for UTV Drivers and Passengers

While many forms of outdoor recreation work for people of all ages, there are some limitations when it comes to powerful, heavy equipment like a UTV. We ask that all drivers be licensed and at least 18 years old to ensure they’ve had enough experience behind the wheel. If you’re planning to drive, our guides will give you all the instructions you need to operate the vehicle. They’re easy to operate, even if you’ve never driven one before!

We’re a family friendly company, and love for kids to join the fun, but ask that they participate only as passengers for their safety and the safety of others. Passengers must be at least 3 years old. We have 3 seat and 6 seat UTVs available so the whole family can ride together.

Proper Safety Equipment

Every single person who rides on a UTV, whether as a driver or passenger, should have proper safety equipment. Mild to Wild Rhino Tours always provides all the necessary safety equipment you’ll need. This includes a properly fitting helmet, safety glasses, gloves, and bandanas. And don’t worry. We clean and sanitize all our safety equipment after every ride.

We suggest you wear close-toed shoes rather than sandals or flip-flops as well. As for clothing, consider wearing something lightweight and comfortable, but nothing too baggy nor too tight.

Food and Water

Especially for longer rides, like the tours around Zion which can take between three and four hours, you’re bound to get hungry and thirsty. Mild to Wild has your back! We provide water and snacks at various stops throughout the tour so you can stay hydrated and energized.

For more on taking proper safety measures for any UTV ride or tour, or to learn about our beautiful tours around Zion National Park, speak to the staff at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours today.

 
Zion National Park ATV Tours

Best ATV Tour in Utah

(Updated: September 21st, 2016)

We had an amazing time touring Zion National Park and other Southern Utah sites with Mild to Wild Rhino Tours.

 
Family tour

wild tour!

(Updated: September 21st, 2016)

For our family tour in Zion National Park, we had a blast!!

 

Free Bandanna and Sunglasses!

(Updated: December 22nd, 2017)

sunglasses sitting on bandana

Mild 2 Wild is currently providing all riders with a free bandanna and free pair of sunglasses!
That’s right for FREE.

Southern Utah will be throwing some of it’s best dirt and sand at you while riding with us.
These AWESOME souvenirs will keep your eyes and mouth clean and clear.

To get yours today,simply make a reservation. That’s it! When you arrive for your tour, your fun pack will be waiting for you.

people smiling on tour wearing sunglasses
people smiling on tour wearing sunglasses